We’re in the process of gutting our backyard. One of the design elements we’re adding is a large deck with a built-in, U-shaped sofa–a spot for the family to lounge and unwind. In addition to the great lounging benefits, a built-in design saves us from having to splurge on new outdoor furniture. Here are 10 built-in sofas that have me convinced I’m on the right path to relaxation.
With a Bocce Pit
Wood and Concrete
By the Fire
Up on a Hill
N.B.: Planning a patio or deck project? For design tips, layouts, and the best materials, see Decks & Patios 101: A Design Guide. For more, see our Hardscape 101 design guides to Fences & Gates 101 and Pavers 101. And browse our posts on materials:
- Pennsylvania Bluestone.
- Limestone Pavers.
- Hardscaping 101: Design Guide for Patio Pavers.
- Low-Cost Luxe: 9 Pea Gravel Patio Ideas to Steal.
- Steal This Look: Modern White Patio.
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